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Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program (DC EIP)

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Special Announcement

Strong Start is open, accepting referrals and providing services and supports via telehealth to children and families across the District during the public health emergency. Call the Strong Start Child Find Hotline at (202) 727-3665 to start the referral process today.

About Strong Start

Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program is a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary system that provides early intervention therapeutic and other services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays and their families. The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C, along with the District of Columbia Public Law 1-2-119 mandate that infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families receive coordinated services early enough to make a difference. These services must be flexible, culturally responsive, and most importantly, meet the needs of the child and the family.

The Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program serves as the single point of entry for infants and toddlers in Washington DC whose families have concerns about their development.

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DC Interagency Coordinating Council

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Service Contact: 
Strong Start Main Office
Contact Phone: 
(202) 727-3665
Contact Fax: 
(202) 724-7230
Contact TTY: 
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.